E. L. Wright Middle School

2740 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,372 students in grades Kindergarten-8, E. L. Wright Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 1,372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : Bottom 50% in SC
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

E. L. Wright Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

E. L. Wright Middle School's student population of 1,372 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,372 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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School Rankings

E. L. Wright Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of E. L. Wright Middle School is 0.65, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
#556 out of 1095 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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33%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of E. L. Wright Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
48%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
17%
12%
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Black
53%
32%
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White
20%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
This chart display the diversity score of E. L. Wright Middle School and the public school average diversity score of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is E. L. Wright Middle School's ranking?
E. L. Wright Middle School is ranked #556 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are E. L. Wright Middle School often compared to?
E. L. Wright Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dent Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend E. L. Wright Middle School?
1,372 students attend E. L. Wright Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of E. L. Wright Middle School students are Black, 20% of students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of E. L. Wright Middle School?
E. L. Wright Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does E. L. Wright Middle School offer ?
E. L. Wright Middle School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is E. L. Wright Middle School part of?
E. L. Wright Middle School is part of Richland 02 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 1,372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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